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Perturbator – New Model (Blood Music)

Perturbator – New Model (Blood Music)

I, probably like many other metal heads in the world, got into Perturbator aka James Kent, via the “Dangerous Days” album released in 2014 which for me was a chance listen when browsing the Blood Music bandcamp pages just sampling what the label had to.. Read More
Blut Aus Nord – Deus Salutis Maea (Debemur Morti Productions)

Blut Aus Nord – Deus Salutis Maea (Debemur Morti Productions)

In my (perhaps not-so-humble) opinion, Blut Aus Nord mastermind Vindsval is one of the most under-heralded geniuses within the black metal scene. For over two decades, he has quietly gone about his business under the BaN moniker to craft some of the most engaging, atmospheric,.. Read More
Throane – Plus Une Main A Mordre (Debemur Morti)

Throane – Plus Une Main A Mordre (Debemur Morti)

Apparently Plus Une Main A Mordre (Another Hand to Bite) “seeks balance between the struggle and the letting go, passing from chaos to quiet in revelatory circular motions”. Well, I certainly got the struggle behind it. The large scale, sweeping, crashing musical images suggest industrial.. Read More
Heir – Au Peuple de l’Abîme (LADLO Productions)

Heir – Au Peuple de l’Abîme (LADLO Productions)

French black metal has a good pedigree. Here’s another band, Heir, from Toulouse, who deliver “disillusioned post-black metal, dark, either fast or heavy, sometimes bright, but always dedicated to an atmosphere of contemplation or desolation”. Their CV so far comprises an EP and a split,.. Read More
Porn – The Ogre Inside (Les Disques Rubicon)

Porn – The Ogre Inside (Les Disques Rubicon)

Apparently, French industrial/goth metalers Porn, are named after the album ‘Pornography’ by The Cure. While I find that a little hard to believe, you’ll be pleased to know that their sound is every bit as filthy as the sort of stuff that you used to.. Read More
Arkhon Infaustus - Passing the Nekromanteion (Ladlo Productions)

Arkhon Infaustus – Passing the Nekromanteion (Ladlo Productions)

In the latest edition of what bloody rock did they disappear under it’s time to welcome the return of Arkhon Infaustus. It’s been ten whole years since last album ‘Orthodoxyn’ but the French black / death occultists are finally back, principally as duo and founding.. Read More
Red Dead – Therapy Of The Evil (Great Dane Records)

Red Dead – Therapy Of The Evil (Great Dane Records)

Relative French newcomers Red Dead bring their debut full length to a death metal world that is absolutely brimming with top rate bands and a cursory glance at the 200 plus death metal albums that have been released this year alone this album is going.. Read More
Frakasm – Century Of Decline (Great Dane Records)

Frakasm – Century Of Decline (Great Dane Records)

As 2017 hits its final quarter I was musing over how many great releases there have been so far and in any other year Frakasm’s debut would probably have been a very good one. However when put up against the glut of exceptional albums within.. Read More
Monarch - Never Forever (Profound Lore)

Monarch – Never Forever (Profound Lore)

Monarch sets new lows when it comes to depressive, harrowing doom. Often only sparsely populated with what you might dismissively call music and more often bordering on ambient ‘noise’, this is a band that is intense, emotionally testing but clearly rewarding for those willing to.. Read More
Hypnotic Drive – Full Throttle (S/T)

Hypnotic Drive – Full Throttle (S/T)

Five-year old French stoner quartet Hypnotic Drive have been banging out the power grooves since 2012. Think Clutch, Karma To Burn, Red Fang and you’ll get the picture. They don’t hold back and they make no excuses. Pushing the limiter from the outset, “Five Regrets”.. Read More
Worselder – Paradigms Lost (S/R)

Worselder – Paradigms Lost (S/R)

Groovers in the heart of the 90’s, well that strikes as a pretty good descriptive line to sum up this lot from the Pyrenees Mountain region of France. Just to clarify they play groove metal and it sounds very much like a lot of the.. Read More
The Necromancers - Servants Of The Salem Girl (Ripple Music)

The Necromancers – Servants Of The Salem Girl (Ripple Music)

The Necromancers will be a new name to many, but Ripple Music (home to plenty of top Doom, Stoner and Psych bands) are relishing the task of releasing this French outfits impressive debut. Another clue to their style is that they have recently been sharing.. Read More